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Arizona’s Olson Skips UConn Game

December 8, 2000

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) _ Arizona coach Lute Olson will miss Saturday’s game at No. 15 Connecticut so he can be with his wife while she has a medical procedure.

The No. 5 Wildcats will be coached by Olson’s assistant coaches.

Olson said the procedure Friday at University Medical Center is part of Bobbi Olson’s treatment for ovarian cancer.

``It was my decision to remain with Bobbi during this time rather than traveling with the team,″ he said.

Bobbi Olson had chemotherapy in 1998 and early 1999. The cancer was diagnosed in 1998. She discussed her surgery two years ago after several treatments, then requested that her privacy be honored.

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